‘Lay Me Down’ is the second single to emerge from Ivan Moult’s forthcoming album, ‘Longest Shadow’. The track revolves around the feeling of giving in to the black dog of depression, whilst simultaneously fighting against it through the pursuit of vice and philandering. The song deals with a bleak subject but tries to resolve positively, remembering there’s light around the corner in even the darkest of times.
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Such self-confessional themes echo throughout ‘Longest Shadow’, travailing the real-life progression through fledglings of blissful romance into fragmentation of embittered break-up. The soft, subtly shattered vocals are complemented by the orchestral compositions and double bass of Callum Duggan, the precision percussion of Sam Thomas and backing vocal contributions from Kadesha Drija.
‘Longest Shadow’ follows on from 2014’s debut ‘Second Guessing’. Though the two albums share similar stylistic touchstones, such as the 70s acoustic of John Martyn and Nick Drake, ‘Longest Shadow’ covers darker and emotionally honest subject matter relatable to the likes of Josh T. Pearson and Damien Rice.
‘LONGEST SHADOW’ WILL BE AVAILABLE ON VINYL, CD AND DIGITALLY FROM MARCH 30TH
We will be launching the album with Swn, at Buffalo Bar, Cardiff. Support comes from the excellent Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks andThe Gentle Good.